New Lesson post: Breaking Up Christmas December 26, 2019 Here is a lesson on Breaking Up Christmas. Click here to go to the lesson page for Breaking Up Christmas. 10 responses to “New Lesson post: Breaking Up Christmas” Jason, I sort of thought you were kidding about the name of the song till I found it on Youtube. Then look, about min1:57 there’s young Luke Skywalker on second fiddle. Thanks for keeping the fiddling coming throughout the holidaze. Tommy Jarrell 1983 for inspiration (with Luke Skywalker) [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fGg2gUgkT0&w=560&h=315%5D Log in to Reply PS second fiddle is Rhys Jones and if you search him on Youtube, you see he grew up to be quite a Jedi fiddler too Log in to Reply And what does “round peak” style mean? Log in to Reply @blucy Round Peak is a variation in style within Old Time Music. It originated in the area around Round Peak, North Carolina and has a certain distinct sound. Musicians such as Charlie Lowe, Tommy Jarrell, and Fred Cockerham made this music popular in the twentieth century. Differing from other types of old-time, the banjo, with its syncopated rhythms made by drop thumbs and the melodic nature of noting, sets this technique apart from the other old time styles. Log in to Reply Great, thank you MoonShadows. I think a field trip is in order now. I appreciate your information. I found videos of Tommy Jarrell and the younger one, Rhys Jones a lot of fun. So syncopation is a key feature? Still wondering what in particular I would hear that makes it different Log in to Reply I posted back, but I see my comment is being held for moderation…probably because I posted 2 links. (This is a security feature of WordPress to prevent spam.) Let me try 1 link per post to see if it posts. This site may be helpful in explaining Round Peak style further. Round Peak Banjos & More: http://www.roundpeakbanjos.com/round-peak-music.html Log in to Reply That worked! And, the 2nd site is… The Round Peak Recipe: https://clawhammerbanjo.net/the-round-peak-recipe/ Log in to Reply Thank you again @moonshadows . That was helpful Log in to Reply Loved the the comparison tracks of melodic v round peak style in your Clawhammerbanjo.net link Log in to Reply Glad it helped, @blucy Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.